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The Resource Becoming Ms. Burton : from prison to recovery to leading the fight for incarcerated women, Susan Burton and Cari Lynn ; with a foreword by Michelle Alexander

Becoming Ms. Burton : from prison to recovery to leading the fight for incarcerated women, Susan Burton and Cari Lynn ; with a foreword by Michelle Alexander

Label
Becoming Ms. Burton : from prison to recovery to leading the fight for incarcerated women
Title
Becoming Ms. Burton
Title remainder
from prison to recovery to leading the fight for incarcerated women
Statement of responsibility
Susan Burton and Cari Lynn ; with a foreword by Michelle Alexander
Title variation
Becoming Miss Burton
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Susan Burton's world changed in an instant when her five-year-old son was killed by a van driving down their street. Consumed by grief and without access to professional help, Susan self-medicated, becoming addicted first to cocaine, then crack. As a resident of South Los Angeles, a black community under siege in the War on Drugs, it was but a matter of time before Susan was arrested. She cycled in and out of prison for over fifteen years; never was she offered therapy or treatment for addiction. On her own, she eventually found a private drug rehabilitation facility. Once clean, Susan dedicated her life to supporting women facing similar struggles. Her organization, A New Way of Life, operates five safe homes in Los Angeles that supply a lifeline to hundreds of formerly incarcerated women and their children--setting them on the track to education and employment rather than returns to prison. Becoming Ms. Burton not only humanizes the deleterious impact of mass incarceration, it also points the way to the kind of structural and policy changes that will offer formerly incarcerated people the possibility of a life of meaning and dignity
Summary
A South Los Angeles woman who self-medicated with drugs after her son’s death and was in and out of prison for 15 years describes her struggle to get clean and how she became an advocate and supporter of women facing similar situations
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Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
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10563792
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
303
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
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from prison to recovery to leading the fight for incarcerated women
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Label
Becoming Ms. Burton : from prison to recovery to leading the fight for incarcerated women, Susan Burton and Cari Lynn ; with a foreword by Michelle Alexander
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-304)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Foreword / Michelle Alexander -- Part I: Sue -- Now what? -- Land of opportunity -- Daddy's girl -- Hit the road -- The sacrifice -- Things you don't talk about -- The life -- From the skillet to the frying pan -- No justice, no peace -- A new drug -- Incarceration nation -- Collateral damage -- The revolving door -- The vicious cycle -- Hurt people -- A tale of two systems -- A way out -- Finding purpose -- Part II: Ms. Burton -- A new way of life -- The wall of no -- Who's profiting from our pain? -- Women and prison -- A kindred spirit -- Taking food off the table -- Broke leg house -- From trash to treasure -- All of us or none -- Treating the symptoms and the disease -- The meaning of life -- The women from Orange County -- Being beholden -- Living an impossible life -- The house that discrimination built -- Women organizing for justice and opportunity -- What would Ms. Sybil Brand think? -- Without representation -- Prop 47 -- The movement -- The arc bends toward justice
Control code
954670513
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xxiii, 304 pages
Isbn
9781620972120
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)954670513
Label
Becoming Ms. Burton : from prison to recovery to leading the fight for incarcerated women, Susan Burton and Cari Lynn ; with a foreword by Michelle Alexander
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-304)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Foreword / Michelle Alexander -- Part I: Sue -- Now what? -- Land of opportunity -- Daddy's girl -- Hit the road -- The sacrifice -- Things you don't talk about -- The life -- From the skillet to the frying pan -- No justice, no peace -- A new drug -- Incarceration nation -- Collateral damage -- The revolving door -- The vicious cycle -- Hurt people -- A tale of two systems -- A way out -- Finding purpose -- Part II: Ms. Burton -- A new way of life -- The wall of no -- Who's profiting from our pain? -- Women and prison -- A kindred spirit -- Taking food off the table -- Broke leg house -- From trash to treasure -- All of us or none -- Treating the symptoms and the disease -- The meaning of life -- The women from Orange County -- Being beholden -- Living an impossible life -- The house that discrimination built -- Women organizing for justice and opportunity -- What would Ms. Sybil Brand think? -- Without representation -- Prop 47 -- The movement -- The arc bends toward justice
Control code
954670513
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xxiii, 304 pages
Isbn
9781620972120
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)954670513

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